SWS: Duterte administration's satisfaction rating reaches record high

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 3) — The level of satisfaction with the performance of the Duterte administration reached a record high in the first quarter of the year, according to an independent pollster.

The latest survey of the Social Weather Stations (SWS) reported that the Duterte administration had a net satisfaction rating of +72, classified as 'excellent'. This is 6 points higher than the 'very good' rating reported in December 2018.

It is the highest rating since December 2017, when the Duterte administration had a score of +70, also 'excellent'.

The survey also tackled the opinion of people on 11 key issues.

The administration had a +72 'excellent' rating on helping the poor, and +58 'very good' ratings on reconstructing Marawi and fighting terrorism.

Respondents gave the administration a 'good' rating on fighting crime, reconciling with communist rebels, reconciling with Muslim rebels, eradicating graft and corruption, foreign relations, defending sovereignty in the West Philippine Sea, and ensuring that no family will ever be hungry.

The administration had the lowest score on fighting inflation, which was a +22 'moderate' rating.

Based on regions, the administration's satisfaction rating was 'excellent' in Mindanao and Visayas. It was 'very good' in Metro Manila and Balance Luzon or areas in Luzon outside of Metro Manila .

While most socioeconomic classes gave the administration an 'excellent' satisfaction rating, the poorest of the poor sector, or Class E, gave the administration a 'very good' +68 rating.

The survey was conducted from March 28-31, using face-to-face interviews of 1,440 adult Filipinos: 360 each in Balance Luzon, Metro Manila, Visayas and Mindanao.

The survey has a ±2.6 percent margin of error for national percentages and a ±5% margin of error for regional percentages.